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Weir of Hermiston 

The old Lord Adam Weir of the Hermiston estate on the Scots borders is a gruff, boozy, hanging judge - the terror of Edinburgh law courts. His wife is a tremulous and pious Christian. Weir ... See full summary »
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Tom Fleming ...
 Lord Adam Weir 4 episodes, 1973
Michael Elder ...
 Clem Elliott 4 episodes, 1973
Edith MacArthur ...
 Kirstie Elliott 4 episodes, 1973
Leonard Maguire ...
 Lord Glenalmond 4 episodes, 1973
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 Archie Weir 4 episodes, 1973
Tom Watson ...
 Hob Elliott 4 episodes, 1973
Paul Young ...
 Dand Elliott 4 episodes, 1973
David Dundas ...
 Frank Innes 3 episodes, 1973
Mary Riggans ...
 Mrs. Elliott 3 episodes, 1973
John Shedden ...
 Gib Elliott 3 episodes, 1973
Martin Black ...
Michael Bruce ...
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 Advocate Fife 2 episodes, 1973
Paul Kermack ...
 McKillop 2 episodes, 1973
Sally Kinghorn ...
Simon Lack ...
Calum Mill ...
 Lord Glenkindie 2 episodes, 1973
Bryden Murdoch ...
 Sheriff Walker 2 episodes, 1973
Virginia Stark ...
 Christina Elliott 2 episodes, 1973
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The old Lord Adam Weir of the Hermiston estate on the Scots borders is a gruff, boozy, hanging judge - the terror of Edinburgh law courts. His wife is a tremulous and pious Christian. Weir spends his time putting his wife down, even in the company of her only son, Archie. His mother dead of depression and stress, Archie grow to hate his father, but then goes into law studies, though his more modern and tolerant values clash with those of his father. Attending the hanging of yet another of his father's victims, Archie can no longer stand it and denounces his father publicly. As punishment he is rusticated to manage the family estate, Hermiston. There he meets Christina Elliott and falls in love. Frank Innes, a dissolute friend of his from law school visits, then seduces and rapes Christina. Archie kills him. Arrested, he comes up before his father, who pronounces the death sentence. But just before the day of the hanging, Christina's brothers break him out of prison and put him and ... Written by Laurence de B. Anderson

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15 February 1973 (UK)  »

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